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BETA PHOTO: Clean, aesthetic line.
This awesome arete problem is tucked away in the heart of Boulder Natural. Start sitting and layback up the underside of the attractive overhanging corner, then flip your body to the slabby side of the arete and make a super fun and delicate smearing move to top out at the apex. If only it were longer! Pictures of this aesthetic problem have been featured far and wide.
By the streambed by the Yosemite Arete
|By Adam Winters|
From: the Shire
Nov 9, 2010
add some difficulty and craziness by doing a direct mantle at the top instead of exiting right...
Nov 27, 2010
One of my favorite climbs in the park. This one is awesome, and I am suprised it does not get more attention.
|By Eric Heiden|
From: Derry, NH
Oct 21, 2012
Absolutely awesome. But to the "protection: pad?" in the description - what the hell are you talking about?? This thing -requires- at least two pads and a very competent spotter - the landing is not very forgiving if your foot were to slip.
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 22, 2012
eric- i too loved this line and though i wish i had more pads and a few spotters i did fall from the top out (way harder than i thought it would be... hard for v3 IMO) and i fell on to the pad i had sitting on the rock below and stumbled back a little but i was fine... i must admit i was surprised that i didnt shatter a leg or anything but it was cool to take the fall that i had dreaded so much... i was still nervous enough that i made sure i figured out better beta and didnt fall from it again just in case my luck ran out haha...
the bummer was that the video camera i had set up shut off before catching my lucky fall...